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Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


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Leavenworth, Washington
United States
45F / 7C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 46m 1s
Overall Rank = 142/1150
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 19/74
Pre-race routine:

Met up w/some friends. Ate a couple bananas, clif bar and took a gel.
Event warmup:

3/4 mile jog and lots of stretching.
Run
  • 1h 46m 1s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 05s  min/mile
Comments:

This was a bit silly of me to run this race. I'd only run 30 miles all year prior to this 1/2 mary. I ran a whopping 4.something miles all of September. But I did go elk hunting for a week! That was the only training I could come up with!
I started this race with the intentions of doing a few 8 minute miles until I ran out of gas and then I'd walk the rest.....I never ran out of gas! I clicked off an 8min pace like clockwork.?.? Don't ask me how. I did finally hit a bit of a wall at about mile 12, but I wasn't about to walk at that point, so I gritted my way through the end.
Only one problem that I can see w/this training plan....It's almost impossible to walk the next day!! :)
What would you do differently?:

Train a little bit would be good.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, muffin and cheered for some friends coming into the finish. Oh, and stretched a bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No training

Event comments:

I loved this race! Very festive atmosphere and over 1500 runners crossed the line. Leavenworth is a beautiful place to spend some time and we spent the rest of the weekend enjoying Oktoberfest!




Last updated: 2009-10-02 12:00 AM
Running
01:46:01 | 13.1 miles | 08m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/74
Overall: 142/1150
Performance: Good
Course: This is a USATF certified course for the Marathon and Half-Marathon (Cert # WA 05007 BL). Both courses start and finish at the U.S. Fish Hatchery. Marathoners run the half-marathon course twice. The course runs on a combination of scenic country roads and trails around Leavenworth bordering the Wenatchee National Forest and Alpine Lakes Wilderness area. Each course is about 10% dirt trail along the Wenatchee River in Waterfront Park. Within the first 4 miles there is a two-mile ascent to a turn-around near the Snow Lakes Trailhead on Icicle Road. After the two mile descent after the turn-around, the course is rolling. You may not PR on this course, but it will likely be the most beautiful and scenic marathon course you have ever run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2009-10-10 11:26 AM
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Subject: RE: Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon
Great Job.  what would happen if you put together a span of super training....The Future awaits...
2009-10-14 11:13 AM
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Subject: RE: Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon
BellinghamSpence - 2009-10-10 9:26 AM Great Job.  what would happen if you put together a span of super training....The Future awaits...


Good question Spence........spans of super training are hard to come by when you've got 3 little ones at home... I'm hoping to get one of those spans done in the near future.
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